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the new york times the guardian the b.b.c. all of them. run against their own government if they point these out that humiliates their own government position charles i have noticed that in what scant coverage there is on the cable stations the iran card is always almost always played first ok and there is not the there isn't a willingness to admit that our serious war crimes are being committed and i'd like to point out the the who these also have been accused of that in all fairness but this is a very tragic conflict. again not you know what is the endgame here because i mean we're just reading the stats i mean this is a country a humanitarian situation that is winding down very whiney out of control in a very serious way i mean cholera i mean something that is virtually wiped out in the world this comeback in there benjamin's there and there seems to be no out cry
whatsoever from the media i mean it makes them culpable go ahead charles. or if there is outcry as you've already kind of hinted at it's a humanitarian situation that seems to have risen out of nothing but this is a famine that there are hundreds of thousands of children not in education but there is as you say for the second year running now the danger of a cholera epidemic breaking out as if this is got nothing to do with the fact that this war has been visited upon this people by saudi arabia and its allies but particularly of course what's missing from the western media coverage is that they say war this assault on this country as you point out one of the poorest countries on earth and facing terrible predicament for its people that this assault on this country is enabled totally by britain america and france particular britain and america in supplying the weapons that are being used against the yemeni people and of course study after study from independent organizations from monitoring groups
human rights groups as well as the u.n. itself have shown repeatedly that there has been almost no care taken to prevent civilian casualties we're talking about the humanitarian situation that is largely been caused by the blockade that is in place that is preventing medicines and food surviving as we speak even fighting going on of course the assault has been launched on the major held port by the saudis and. again with british and american and french not only material covered by providing the material it's the logistical support the intelligence the refueling and arming capabilities but the weapons themselves but also diplomats from propaganda idiotic and propaganda for example it was britain france and america that blocked the swedish and it's initiative a few days ago to actually call a ceasefire and that was actually virtually absent from u.k. and u.s.
media coverage and one other aspect which is quickly mention the catherine mention and to support what she said. it's interesting about the iran angle is you mention always being brought up but in three years no actual hard evidence has been shown whatsoever even by those that claim that iran is back in the eighty's to prove that i'm actually sorry i got a job i'm going to jump in here and we have to remember that in december of last year the pentagon admitted it had troops on the ground were going to go to a short break and after a short break that short break we'll continue our discussion on yemen state with r.t. . first . of all there's.
welcome back across the uk where all things considered i'm peter lavelle remind you we're discussing the tragedy you know newseum. ok let me go back to catherine on skype in brighton well as we've already pointed out on this program when you put it quite definitively in the first part of the program. the people of yemen do not want to be occupied they have proven over the last three years to be quite resistant to that even though the casualties are high in every single way there has never been any doubt solid documentation that iran is helping militarily or any in any kind of meaningful material way so why. what is facing the saudis in the us in the in the emirates i mean it doesn't. have a land invasion in occupied i mean the people of yemen have shown to be quite
resilient to the onslaught the experience over the last three and a half years go ahead catherine. well yes i mean historically yemen was nothing they did in that you know the ultimate in power actually you know gave up and allowed yemen to have a great degree of autonomy and it really goes to show you know this i would not really get a brushing up on the history bearing in mind that yemen is actually a direct neighbor in that when it comes to you know i don't think it's going to happen because no of it i mean even the south of yemen might actually give up and actually open it's already kind of done it already to you know open up itself to you know the u.a.e. of saudi arabia a very much doubt that the north will give up because you know they all are very different people together and for very obvious reason they understand that a new location about saudi arabia would mean an entire genocide for them because saudi arabia is very thick there in its approach and has made sure that you know the the onset a lot of the resistance movement in general and northern yemen globally has been
legal and that this you know this title and therefore should be obliterated we tend to forget this you know this idea not just that you get victory what they're trying to do is to not eat an entire people because that they're really just standing there with just belief and the tradition and you know forget to do two bits about this to put in casualty and understand that they no collateral damage you know this how do you have to be school to pick the maximum damage on civilians because he was the people to rise up against the resistance movement not understanding that the resistance movement in itself is made out of the people that led to me see on satellite has given by the people of yemen it's not being created at ups and they feel a victory for the saudi ease by definition impossible their people will not allow it but in the meantime we facing a catastrophe of people equal proportion because northern yemen is being distributed. for anyone for anything is that these people decided to be free in their own land in their own sovereignty so the real question is are we actually
willing in western countries to defend a nation in such a thought i'd actually get up and for pick our own rights to all own sovereignty and own democracy because before the we doing but allowing a country to look for to declare war on another in yemen exactly we go back to mohammed in i mean considering the i mean we see some kind of peace overture process with north korea about nuclear weapons and then we got to go in the other side of the world we have around and considering the cast of characters that surround president trump i'm not hopeful at all on what's going to happen when it comes to iran i have a distinct worry that they're going to use this humanitarian crisis given the way the media works is going to say this is a rand's fault because of iran's involvement and that's just another of the box that is checked in this an agenda that looking at regime change in iran punishing iran more sanctions eccentric cetera and this is when they'll pull out the pictures
this is when they're going to have the crying mothers and the skinny babies that's when they're going to start showing those pictures they have them all saved up in archive and that's when they're going to use that that's my supposition ok go ahead mom. i think it's quite obvious that what is i'm different in this part of the world is the saudi israeli alliance and their relationship with the white house and the united states political regime in general away in the cape for example just. recently we saw another airstrike on book camel in the east of syria where either the americans or the israelis bombed iraq he and syrian forces that were fighting isis so but this is something that the western media won't touch why because it's in the interests of the israeli regime it's in service of in the interest of the americans to keep syria unstable and to strengthen israel that is the criteria through which everything is judged and in the case of yemen we see the exact same
thing because yemen is so opposed to saudi arabia the people of yemen are supposed . to saudi arabia they don't want to legitimize this resistance so they have to find a scapegoat and that scapegoat is of course iran whether it's in gaza whether it's in syria whether it's in iraq everything is iran and it's i think it's very racist the way in which western countries ignore and west the western media ignore what's happening in yemen which is the greatest catastrophe so far in this century and the . but on the other hand i think what's important is that the saudis are losing the war in spite of the problem propaganda in al what data the saudis have been unable to capture the city they've been unable to capture their port they've been they face serious casualties we have from according to the
resistance and yemen the americans have a command post and border and maha in support of the attacks we know for example that al qaeda in yemen as the head of al qaeda said last year that they are fighting alongside the saudi and in the. u.a.e. backed forces which is not strange because that's exactly what happened in libya there was use overthrow as up and look at look at libya today just the fighting right now that's been taking place over the last few days or what or what we saw in syria and of course in syria the western media likes to say that president assad has killed hundreds of thousands of its own people in reality it was obama and his allies that are responsible for these deaths and in yemen if you notice they always say it's for three and a half years now they've been saying ten thousand people have died and when reality hundreds of thousands of people have died but they try to downplay the casualties
in yemen to try to hide them even though hundreds of thousands of people have died from cholera from starvation and other sicknesses preventable sickness is and whereas in iran and syria they were trying to inflate it despite the fact that they were in reality the side that was responsible more than anyone else let me go to charles in london we ought to point out also that a lot as a number of international aid groups are leaving yemen because of the humanitarian crisis being there to help but it's getting to such a critical point that they can't even protect their own people or if they were charles in london be i looked at how the pentagon has reacted to all this they say that they are slowly targeting al qaeda on the on the arabian. does that cut me. does that make any sense to you i mean they say but it seems to me that if they're giving logistical support than i guess all these al qaeda people are in wedding processions all the time ok i mean it doesn't make any sense to me at all go ahead charles. you know america and britain often they're playing
a double game they will say one thing in public and in private they're doing something else for example i would say that they urge restraint on israel restraint on saudi arabia and then behind the scenes it's clear they're saying that's all you're going to hear from us here is the next check for the next weapons load that you're going to use to carry out these humanitarian atrocities in the night in yemen it's absolutely clear that the one of the main reasons why al qaeda in iraq is still a problem for the west is because it instability in that country the same way that isis came out of the instability created by the west or at least largely fostered by the west in iraq and syria and now of course also as was pointed out in libya and so and then of course notice how in syria the existence of isis on the ground even though that is waning largely as a result of being crushed by forces such as hezbollah the iranian militia sudden russian air force and so on that the presence of isis is then used by the united
states and britain as a justification for having troops and a presence on the ground and that's there's probably some element of that in why the americans are still active in yemen but the main reason is to support the saudi onslaught the saudis have proved again and again that regardless of the massive amounts of military capability they have that in terms of actually putting that to use they are not actually that competent and therefore they're largely reliant on western logistical intelligence and other support but let's put something as well throw something into the mix here for example three within the last three years britain's arms exports to saudi arabia they quit equate to something like ten billion dollars. half of all britons arms exports yeah go to one country saudi arabia and that's on top of the massive saudi and incidentally also qatari influence that these countries have on the city of london in terms of of ownership . stocks and shares companies and also real estate and let's not forget as well the
massive photo that's coming up of the large part of the saudi sovereign wealth fund the oil fund that is going to come up in the next few months for which london and new york are absolutely falling to to achieve the flotation on their markets and so to support saudi arabia for britain or at least the elites running britain and america as well when you look at political donations to the ruling elites running these countries the role of saudi arabia like israel is absolutely vital and the sad thing is that they put on one side the massive lucrative gains that are to be had from continued this relationship is toxic relationship in a country like saudi arabia on the other side is the suffering and the deaths of the creation of a humanitarian catastrophe which is largely not being reported in the west and certainly isn't being reported as anything in which britain and america are complicit. in this a lot are part of what you said charles it's just it's just shameful it is utterly
shameful and having the media cover because of stock prices oh my goodness catherine there are reports that the pentagon is hesitating a little bit with the last major port who dare because they know if they cut shut that if they allow the their merits to capture it and shut it down then the humanitarian crisis just gets excel aerated somebody somebody in the pentagon is a little worried about this that's just reports i read last forty seconds of the program go to you catherine go ahead. i don't know if they really worried about the humanitarian catastrophe i think they actually worried that big news you know these battle for the state would have crowded out because i don't think that resistance movements really allow it to and they will throw everything that they've got against it so i think it's more to do with you know having to do is very publicly very geo strategic you know a seaport in northern yemen rather than be carrying full for humanitarian crisis because this crisis house going on for three years and millions of people have
already suffered in all in they continue to suffer so i don't think that washington is very appropriate hide you know by civilian suffering and casualties i think it has more to do with a new thing very publicly a very important battle for yemen because you know we did our doesn't fool do the also more than just the wall they have been saying in the briefing catherine i have to jump in here we've run out of time many thanks to my guest in london brighton and thanks to our viewers for watching us here nor to see you next time and remember cross-talk. survival guide books takes us to the store.
eighth two thousand and eight the danger which is sort of a war against self a sense here presidential areas were shown by how the system grant multiple rocket launches. it was how georgia tried to regain control of the rebellious republic. we were here at the height of that war and we've returned after ten years we'll meet people whose stories we're told and we'll learn how their lives changed. from the my how my cost them outside the house. kill also done. and i mean the suffer the wrath of this the power. in that and they.
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in one thousand nine hundred two the warring parties signed a peace accord but failed to come to an agreement russian brokered the peace talks since then russian peace makers have been helping to keep order i asked god how far. more of. the snow sleet. dump of bunkers one i'm going to zoom. past on syria. in two thousand and eight my abbess diavolo worked as a nurse at the russian peacekeepers base is stored in the way of the georgian army
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just do this for you know. mio was also seriously injured she was unaware that reinforcements were fighting their way through to the peacekeepers and that has son was with the military. he would run into an ambush near the peacekeepers base and be badly wounded. the peacekeepers couldn't hold the georgian troops bank for too long and by the off to noon of august the eighth georgian turning said already entered see involve. the. elite cruising down. the chute all of. those genius the. women when he was nine
his house was hit by a shell which caused the walls to fall down and the roof to cave in the left shoulder. says should. learn. this they don't need bushes or. village came under shelling for a few days. after the war there were no houses left on damage here. that was sure to go to some down the street at. least someone. close to it is your police are very.
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not partial swan may seem are. not trying to bullshit me. thousands of civilians flint to russia but not everybody managed to get their own homes many were killed on the way to. the city in this way incapable of defending themselves on their own against the will to train georgian army people died in skin. the peacekeepers were surrounded and couldn't help. russia launched the operation of force in georgia to peace the military were fighting their way through to relieve. georgian cristen saakashvili claimed russia had to tank georgia my country soon so if i was against russian aggression russian russian troops invaded georgia today being bombing georgia numerous warplanes and specifically targeting civilian population it did
you take a gamble your government launched its own attempt to retake so sasha we didn't that . we didn't. have the morning of the eights my wife calls me and says that they bombed a couple hundred meters away from her mother's house i remember. i was actually crying and afraid and thinking that if anything happens to my family i'm going to kill saakashvili and i meant that we met jim is just ten years ago he's an american who lives in florida his wife john is the sense in august two thousand and eight she and her daughter were on holiday at the parents' place in south so says it was think this is out the divinest the evolution. of the action it would. be good enough.